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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28504325/therapeutic-ultrasound-for-venous-leg-ulcers
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REVIEW
Nicky Cullum, Zhenmi Liu
BACKGROUND: Venous leg ulcers are a type of chronic, recurring, complex wound that is more common in people aged over 65 years. Venous ulcers pose a significant burden to patients and healthcare systems. While compression therapy (such as bandages or stockings) is an effective first-line treatment, ultrasound may have a role to play in healing venous ulcers. OBJECTIVES: To determine whether venous leg ulcers treated with ultrasound heal more quickly than those not treated with ultrasound...
May 15, 2017: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28493771/introducing-a-device-to-assist-in-the-application-of-anti-embolism-stockings
#2
Nicola Thomas, Neomi Bennett
Using a device to help with the application and removal of anti-embolism stockings, often called thromboembolic deterrent stockings (TEDS), can potentially facilitate greater adherence to the use of stockings, and potentially reduce the risk of deep-vein thrombosis (DVT). This article describes a quality improvement project which used the Plan, Do, Study, Act (PDSA) cycle to facilitate the introduction of a device to aid in the application of thromboembolic deterrent stockings in an orthopaedic ward. The project findings showed that Neo-slip®, a product designed to facilitate the use of compression stockings, can be effectively introduced into an orthopaedic ward, with positive feedback from both staff and patients...
May 11, 2017: British Journal of Nursing: BJN
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28483859/wearing-graduated-compression-stockings-augments-cutaneous-vasodilation-but-not-sweating-during-exercise-in-the-heat
#3
Naoto Fujii, Toshiya Nikawa, Bun Tsuji, Glen P Kenny, Narihiko Kondo, Takeshi Nishiyasu
The activation of cutaneous vasodilation and sweating are essential to the regulation of core temperature during exercise in the heat. We assessed the effect of graduated compression induced by wearing stockings on cutaneous vasodilation and sweating during exercise in the heat (30°C). On two separate occasions, nine young males exercised for 45 min or until core temperature reached ~1.5°C above baseline resting while wearing either (1) stockings causing graduated compression (graduate compression stockings, GCS), or (2) loose-fitting stockings without compression (Control)...
May 2017: Physiological Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28474976/iliac-artery-reconstruction-with-the-superficial-femoral-vein-after-major-oncologic-resection
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Leopoldo Fernández-Alonso, Sebastian Fernández-Alonso, Esther Martínez Aguilar
The large size of some retroperitoneal tumors and the complex anatomy of the retroperitoneal structures often require en bloc resection of contiguous organs and, sometimes, resection of critical vascular structures. Vascular reconstructive techniques allow reconstruction of major vascular structures, and autologous vein grafting is the preferred option. Although great saphenous vein can be used in select cases, other options must be explored in cases of caliber mismatch between saphenous vein and native vessel...
January 1, 2017: Vascular and Endovascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28454202/-new-developments-in-compression-treatment
#5
Stefanie Reich-Schupke, Kerstin Protz, Joachim Dissemond, Eberhard Rabe
Patients with peripheral arterial occlusive disease who show an ankle arterial pressure of minimum 60 mmHg can be decongested by use of special padded bandages. Afterwards, medical compression stockings (class 1) with high strength and less elasticity are recommended. Mobile patients seem to benefit from progressive compression therapy with highest pressure above the calf. Compression after uncomplicated interventions of varicose veins or spider veins tends to be modified to a short and excentric compression in patients without risk factors...
May 2017: Deutsche Medizinische Wochenschrift
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28447969/multicomponent-compression-stockings-in-chronic-venous-leg-ulcer-treatment-a-review-of-the-current-literature
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Daniele Bissacco, Marco Piercarlo Viani
The role of compression stockings in the treatment of chronic venous disease was amply demonstrated. Concerning patients with chronic venous leg ulcers (VLUs), multi-layer bandage is the standard of care. Recently, multicomponent compression stocking (McCS) systems for VLUs treatment and healing nowaday have been proposed. The aim of this review is to describe and analyze current literature evidence regarding McCS used in VLUs treatment. KEY WORDS: Compression therapy, Compression stockings, Venous leg ulcers...
2017: Annali Italiani di Chirurgia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28447531/treatment-of-foot-varicose-veins-a-study-of-119-consecutive-patients
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Luiz Fernando Albernaz, Daiane Taís Schlindwein Albernaz, Fernanda Rita Machado Zignani, Yung-Wei Chi
Objective To analyze the outcomes of 119 (188 feet) patients undergoing foot varicose vein phlebectomy with and without sclerotherapy between 2013 and 2015. Methods Legs and feet were treated in one single procedure. Clinical and ultrasound assessments were carried out at 7, 30, and 90 days for visualization of the sapheno-femoral and sapheno-popliteal junctions and the deep vein system. Results Mean age was 50 ± 12 years (25-79 years); 67 patients were female (56.3%). Median venous clinical severity score was 4 (range 2-5) before and 1 (range 0-2) at 90 days ( p < 0...
January 1, 2017: Phlebology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28440519/-prevention-diagnosis-and-treatment-of-perioperative-complications-of-bariatric-and-metabolic-surgery
#8
Haifu Wu, Ming Zhong, Di Zhou, Chenye Shi, Heng Jiao, Wei Wu, Xinxia Chang, Jing Cang, Hua Bian
Surgical operation in treating obesity and type 2 diabetes is popularizing rapidly in China. Correct prevention and recognition of perioperation-related operative complications is the premise of ensuring surgical safety. Familiar complications of the operation include deep venous thrombosis, pulmonary artery embolism, anastomotic bleeding, anastomotic fistula and marginal ulcer. The prevention of deep venous thrombosis is better than treatment. The concrete measures contain physical prophylaxis (graduated compression stocking and intermittent pneumatic compression leg sleeves) and drug prophylaxis (unfractionated heparin and low molecular heparin), and the treatment is mainly thrombolysis or operative thrombectomy...
April 25, 2017: Zhonghua Wei Chang Wai Ke za Zhi, Chinese Journal of Gastrointestinal Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28413031/matrix-metalloproteinases-in-remodeling-of-lower-extremity-veins-and-chronic-venous-disease
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Yunfei Chen, Wei Peng, Joseph D Raffetto, Raouf A Khalil
The veins of the lower extremity are equipped with efficient wall, contractile vascular smooth muscle (VSM), and competent valves in order to withstand the high venous hydrostatic pressure in the lower limb and allow unidirectional movement of deoxygenated blood toward the heart. The vein wall structure and function are in part regulated by matrix metalloproteinases (MMPs). MMPs are zinc-dependent endopeptidases that are secreted as inactive pro-MMPs by different cells in the venous wall including fibroblasts, VSM, and leukocytes...
2017: Progress in Molecular Biology and Translational Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28396238/graduated-compression-stockings-as-an-adjunct-to-low-dose-low-molecular-weight-heparin-in-venous-thromboembolism-prevention-in-surgery-a-multicentre-randomised-controlled-trial
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J Shalhoub, J Norrie, C Baker, A W Bradbury, K Dhillon, T Everington, M S Gohel, Z Hamady, F Heatley, J Hudson, B J Hunt, R Lawton, G Stansby, A Stephens-Boal, S Toh, D Warwick, A H Davies
BACKGROUND: The evidence base upon which current global venous thromboembolism (VTE) prevention recommendations have been made is not optimal. The cost of purchasing and applying graduated compression stockings (GCS) in surgical patients is considerable and has been estimated at £63.1 million per year in England alone. OBJECTIVE: The aim was to determine whether low dose low molecular weight heparin (LMWH) alone is non-inferior to a combination of GCS and low dose LMWH for the prevention of VTE...
April 7, 2017: European Journal of Vascular and Endovascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28362217/can-graduated-compressive-stockings-reduce-muscle-activity-during-running
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Ángel Gabriel Lucas-Cuevas, José Ignacio Priego Quesada, José Vicente Giménez, Inmaculada Aparicio, Juan Manuel Cortell-Tormo, Pedro Pérez-Soriano
PURPOSE: Graduated compressive stockings (GCS) have been suggested to influence performance by reducing muscle oscillations and improving muscle function and efficiency. However, no study to date has analyzed the influence of GCS on muscle activity during running. The objective of the study was to analyze the influence of GCS on the perception of comfort and muscle activation of the main muscles of the lower leg during running. METHOD: Thirty-six participants ran on a treadmill with (GCS) or without (control) GCS...
June 2017: Research Quarterly for Exercise and Sport
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28348266/it-s-not-what-it-looks-like-atypical-rash-in-cryoglobulinaemic-vasculitis
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Tyler Gleason, Sushil Ghimire, Susmita Paladugu
A 48-year-old man with a history of intravenous drug use and chronic, untreated hepatitis C presented to the emergency room with acute bilateral lower extremity swelling, erythema and maculopapular rash. Serum C4 levels were low, but dermatology felt the rash was due to venous stasis dermatitis. The patient was discharged with compression stockings, but returned to the hospital 5 days later with no improvement in his symptoms. A more extensive laboratory workup revealed hepatitis C viral load of 4 million, elevated serum cryoglobulins, and skin biopsy showing leucocytoclastic vasculitis...
March 27, 2017: BMJ Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28333831/deployed-skills-training-for-whole-blood-collection-by-a-special-operations-expeditionary-surgical-team
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Linda C Benavides, Iain M Smith, Jerome M Benavides, Douglas M Bowley, Heidi A Doughty, Jonathan B Lundy
BACKGROUND: Noncompressible hemorrhage is the leading cause of potentially preventable battlefield death. Combining casualty retrieval from the battlefield and damage control resuscitation (DCR) within the "golden hour" increases survival. However, transfusion requirements may exceed the current blood component stocks held by forward surgical teams. Warm fresh whole blood (WFWB) is an alternative. We report WFWB transfusion training developed by and delivered to a US Golden Hour Offset Surgical Treatment Team and the resulting improvement in confidence with WFWB transfusion...
June 2017: Journal of Trauma and Acute Care Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28321638/wearing-graduated-compression-stockings-augments-cutaneous-vasodilation-in-heat-stressed-resting-humans
#14
Naoto Fujii, Toshiya Nikawa, Bun Tsuji, Narihiko Kondo, Glen P Kenny, Takeshi Nishiyasu
PURPOSE: We investigated whether graduated compression induced by stockings enhances cutaneous vasodilation in passively heated resting humans. METHODS: Nine habitually active young men were heated at rest using water-perfusable suits, resulting in a 1.0 °C increase in body core temperature. Heating was repeated twice on separate occasions while wearing either (1) stockings that cause graduated compression (pressures of 26.4 ± 5.3, 17.5 ± 4.4, and 6...
March 20, 2017: European Journal of Applied Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28290004/approach-to-lower-extremity-edema
#15
REVIEW
Elizabeth V Ratchford, Natalie S Evans
Lower extremity edema is extremely common among patients seen across multiple specialties. The differential diagnosis is broad and ranges from simple dependent edema to more complex conditions such as chronic venous disease and lymphedema. Several key features from the history and physical exam can assist with the diagnosis. Imaging is rarely necessary at the initial visit unless venous thromboembolism is suspected. Treatment is specific to the etiology of the edema, but compression stockings, elevation, exercise, and weight loss remain the cornerstone in most cases...
March 2017: Current Treatment Options in Cardiovascular Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28284096/prevalence-of-graduated-compression-stocking-associated-pressure-injuries-in-surgical-intensive-care-units
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Deborah B Hobson, Tracy Y Chang, Jonathan K Aboagye, Brandyn D Lau, Hasan M Shihab, Betsy Fisher, Samantha Young, Nancy Sujeta, Dauryne L Shaffer, Victor O Popoola, Peggy S Kraus, Gina Knorr, Norma E Farrow, Michael B Streiff, Elliott R Haut
PURPOSE: This study aimed to determine the prevalence of static graduated compression stocking (sGCS)-associated pressure injury among patients in surgical intensive care units (ICUs). METHODS: We retrospectively reviewed data from wound care rounds between April 2011 and June 2012 at 3 surgical ICUs at an urban, tertiary care hospital. Patients with sGCS-associated pressure injury were identified and descriptive analysis was performed on their demographic, perioperative, and postoperative characteristics...
February 27, 2017: Journal of Critical Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28265793/lymphatico-venous-anastomosis-as-treatment-for-breast-cancer-related-lymphedema-a-prospective-study-on-quality-of-life
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Anouk J M Cornelissen, Melissa Kool, Tiara R Lopez Penha, Xavier H A Keuter, Andrzej A Piatkowski, E Heuts, René R W J van der Hulst, Shan Shan Qiu
PURPOSE: Lymphedema is a chronic and disabling sequel of breast cancer treatment that can be treated by lymphatico-venous anastomosis (LVA). Artificial connections between the venous and lymphatic system are performed supermicrosurgically. This prospective study analyses the effect of LVA on quality of life. METHODS: A prospective study was performed between November 2015 and July 2016 on consecutive patients in the Maastricht University Medical Centre. Quality of life was considered as the primary outcome, and the Lymphedema International Classification of Functioning (Lymph-ICF) questionnaire was used...
June 2017: Breast Cancer Research and Treatment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28265131/medical-treatment-for-postthrombotic-syndrome
#18
REVIEW
Federico Silva Palacios, Suman Wasan Rathbun
Deep vein thrombosis (DVT) is a prevalent disease. About 20 to 30% of patients with DVT will develop postthrombotic syndrome (PTS) within months after the initial diagnosis of DVT. There is no gold standard for diagnosis of PTS, but clinical signs include pitting edema, hyperpigmentation, phlebectatic crown, venous eczema, and varicose veins. Several scoring systems have been developed for diagnostic evaluation. Conservative treatment includes compression therapy, medications, lifestyle modification, and exercise...
March 2017: Seminars in Interventional Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28260949/a-randomized-crossover-trial-on-the-effect-of-compression-stockings-on-nausea-and-vomiting-in-early-pregnancy
#19
Erika Mendoza, Felix Amsler
INTRODUCTION: This study aimed to assess the impact of wearing compression stockings on women's quality of life (QoL) associated with nausea and vomiting in early pregnancy (NVP). METHODS: In this randomized, open, single-center, crossover study, 74 women were assigned 1:1 to 2 weeks with compression stockings followed by 2 weeks without or vice versa. The main outcomes were NVP-associated QoL, leg-related QoL, and dizziness, as assessed by the Nausea and Vomiting in Pregnancy Quality of Life (NVPQOL) questionnaire, Chronic Venous Disease Quality of Life (CIVIQ) questionnaire, and questions on dizziness at baseline and after each 2-week period, respectively...
2017: International Journal of Women's Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28255210/postpartum-varicose-veins-supplementation-with-pycnogenol-or-elastic-compression-a-12-month-follow-up
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Gianni Belcaro, Mark Dugall, Roberta Luzzi, Edmondo Ippolito, M Rosaria Cesarone
This open registry aimed to evaluate the clinical evolution of postpartum varicose veins (VVs), in healthy women after the second pregnancy, how these veins regain shape and competence, and possible treatments. The registry included two groups of women: (1) those who used elastic compression stockings, and (2) who used an oral venotonic agent (Pycnogenol, 100 mg/d). A total of 12 evaluation targets were established. Minor symptoms were scored in an analogue scale line. A visual analogue scale line evaluated the overall satisfaction relative to elastic compression or Pycnogenol...
March 2017: International Journal of Angiology: Official Publication of the International College of Angiology, Inc
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